[Mailman-Users] Archive merge and search

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Dec 12 18:53:19 CET 2014

On 12/12/2014 02:37 AM, Hal wrote:
> 1. permission fixing for the archive
> ------------------------------------
> $ sudo chmod g+w
> /var/lib/mailman/archives/private/my_list_name.mbox/my_list_name.mbox
> So this adds write permission to the group ("hal" and "mailman"), right?
> Here's a listing before issuing the above chmod command:
> $ pwd
> /var/lib/mailman/archives/private/my_list_name.mbox
> $ ls
> total 860
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 hal mailman 876548 Dec 12 23:22 my_list_name.mbox
> $

Yes. All of Mailman's file access is based on group permissions. The
actual owner and owner permissions are irrelevant in most cases.
Everything should be in Mailman's group (mailman in this case) and the
desired access permitted for that group.

> 4. "Unshunt" messages
> ---------------------
> (put the set aside messages into the archive)
> $ /usr/lib/mailman/bin/unshunt

Yes, and since this succeeded in adding the previously shunted messages
to the archive, you can be assured that future messages will not be
shunted, at least not for this reason.

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